The CourtshipDixie Salazar
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
36 " h x 30 " w x 2 " d |6 lbs. 3 oz.
This painting was inspired by a story told to me of how my grandfather courted my grandmother in a graveyard. They met there as a halfway point between their houses to evade the prying eyes of their parents. The actual setting was from a photo I took in a cemetery in Spain. He is holding a gift for her. Ironically, in letters I have found, he was quite romantic, belying his later gruff exterior.
Dixie is a writer of poetry and fiction, and her imaginative narratives come to life in her energetic paintings. The imagery in Dixie’s work unites characters, themes, and settings in a unique and sometimes surprising manner. Multiple yet simultaneous storylines and time periods converge in these jovial paintings. Dixie’s work has a vibrant patchwork quality shaped by her fascination with collage and found materials. The strong influence of Pierre Bonnard, one of Dixie’s favorite artists, also has a visible impact on her stylistic choices. Articulating patterns and surfaces with dream-like layers, Dixie conveys movement, feeling, and time in her eclectic work.
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I am delighted with this painting -- not only because of the mood it sets and the style it is painted in but also because I have a pillow that is almost the exact match to the one in the picture! But I didn't buy it for that. I just love the composition and the colors!!! Well done.- J Stiles